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I think I have a uti? Sharp side and lower back pain on the right side?

I think I have a uti? Sharp side and lower back pain on the right side?

UTI: Back pain has many causes. Pyelonephritis is a significant infection, usually causing fever, chills and muscle aches in addition to pain over the involved kidney. I would recommentd you see a physician and have a urinalysis and urine culture. It is also possible that you have a kidney stone. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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Really bad sharp lower back pain and pain in my sides now what could it be?

Really bad sharp lower back pain and pain in my sides now what could it be?

Muscle spasms: It all depends on how it started, what caused it and other pain descriptions including location, quality and duration among other things. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. If the pain is local then it is most likely muscle related, particularly if dealing with an acute pain and there is a history of recent exercises or strenuous activities. www.otwithmd.com. ...Read more

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29 yr old female sharp lower back pain on the left side comes suddenly and then goes away specially when i stoop down to pick up something?

29 yr old female sharp lower back pain on the left side comes suddenly and then goes away specially when i stoop down to pick up something?

Sciatica: It's possible that you have a disc in your spine that's pinching a nerve, also known as sciatica. It;s also possible that this could be a muscle strain. An examination from a sports medicine doctor, physical medicine and rehab doctor or orthopedist can figure it out and start you out with physical therapy if anti-inflammatory medication, rest and massage have not been helpful. An MRI may be needed. ...Read more

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Today, I had this sharp lower back pain that was sudden, couldn't move, or breathe easily. Now have left side pain, that is sudden, and nausea. Help?

Today, I had this sharp lower back pain that was sudden, couldn't move, or breathe easily. Now have left side pain, that is sudden, and nausea. Help?

See your doctor.: There are many potential reasons for this type of pain, but it is impossible to sort out by just a text message. If this pain has persisted, then you need a visit to the doctor in order to take a complete history and do a physical exam. From there, the doctor can do possible tests, such as blood tests or x-rays, to help narrow down the cause of the problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been experiencing lower back pain for almost 3 weeks & i also get sharp pain on the side of my back in the middle & sometimes it hurts to move??

I've been experiencing lower back pain for almost 3 weeks & i also get sharp pain on the side of my back in the middle & sometimes it hurts to move??

Rest, heat, medicine: Back mechanical problems can cause this. These are sprain , strain, etc. Rest , heat application, or alternate heat and ice will help. You can also use Ibuprofen, naproxen for pain and inflammation. Once the pain is gone, regular exercises to keep back muscles in shape can reduce the frequency of the problem. Use your legs and don't bend down if you have to lift or pick upanything ...Read more

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I do gym but dont know i have severe sharp pain in left side of my lower back.Pain increases while sitting but not in walking and laying.

Treat muscle sprain: It seems like you have sprained muscle in your left lower back. Apply heat there. Some people report better results with ice than heat. You can use both or either one. Use anti inflammatory drugs like Advil or Aleve (naproxen). Also rest is very important, Avoid bending and lifting. Also avoid exercises that cause pain in that area. If not better in couple of weeks,then see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp inconsistent pains on the right side near the ovaries and lower back. Pain came out of nowhere and started today its been 4 hours. Help?

Sharp inconsistent  pains on  the right side near the ovaries and lower back. Pain came out of nowhere and started today its been 4 hours. Help?

Get it checked: You have pain in lower abdomen and lower back and has been there for 4 hours I sugest you get it checked by your doctor asap or go to ER We do not have enough information to tell you waht it might be ...Read more

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Constant, sharp and throbbing lower back pain. Left side.

Constant, sharp and throbbing lower back pain. Left side.

See below: The most common cause of low back pain is usually due to arthitic changes in the spine although in some cases there is a more serious problem. See your physician sooner than later if you have fever, chills, night sweats, or back pain that wakes you from your sleep. ...Read more

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Cause of severe right side and right lower back pain? Very sharp, some swelling. Kidney? Recently had pancreatitis- related?

Cause of severe right side and right lower back pain? Very sharp, some swelling. Kidney? Recently had pancreatitis- related?

Not Pancreatitis: Right sided back pain and back pain in general can have many causes. Your pancreas is on the left side of the abdomen, and although can cause back pan, not usually on the right. Right sided back pain can be anything from your kidney to a muscle spasm. If you are at all concerned and have other symptoms, an evaluation by a physician would be helpful. ...Read more

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Swim about an hour 1/2 each day. Had lower back pain and now have on and off sharp pain in my lower right side. Also been congested. Appendicitis?

Swim about an hour 1/2 each day. Had lower back pain and now have on and off sharp pain in my lower right side. Also been congested. Appendicitis?

See details: How can you possibly expect a doctor who has no specifics, has never examined you and has not ordered any testing to even offer a guess? If you are concerned, have your parents have a doctor evaluate the issue. ...Read more

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Lower back pain for a week, today worse with sharp pain and taking deep breath. Was on the right side of the spine now right and left. What can it be?

Lower back pain for a week, today worse with sharp pain and taking deep breath. Was on the right side of the spine now right and left. 
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Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more

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Had sharp shooting pains in lower left side Friday. Mirena (levonorgestrel) strings are shorter with cramps and persistent lower back pain.

You may need to: get tested for UTI or kidney infection. Or you may have some inflammatory disease in your female tract. Go see your GYN or family physician to get sorted out, as these symptoms will likely not improve by themselves. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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I have lower back pain on my right side that goes down butt check and leg. When i stand up i can barley walk and makes me stiff. And causes sharp pain?

I have lower back pain on my right side that goes down butt check and leg. When i stand up i can barley walk and makes me stiff. And causes sharp pain?

Pinched Nerve: While there are many causes of leg pain , one of the most common causes is lumbar radiculopathy. This occurs when one of the nerves leaving the back gets compressed as it leaves the spine and travels down the leg. Compression may occur due to degenerative/bulging discs or arthritic bone spurs contacting the nerve. See your physician if these symptoms last longer than 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain left side of lower stomach and lower back pain. What could it be?

Sharp stabbing pain left side of lower stomach and lower back pain. What could it be?

Stomach is just: Under left rib cage. Lower could be colon, or if pain radiates from back check for kidney stone. Any other symptoms associated with urination? See pcp bring urine first mornings. ...Read more

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Sharp pain on left side, lower back pain and low white blood cell count what could be the problem ?

Sharp pain on left side, lower back pain and low white blood cell count what could be the problem ?

Depends: Abdominal has many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. More information a complete history and physical is recommended by your doctor if you indeed have these symptoms. I would go to the emergency room if your pain is severe. Good luck ...Read more

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Im having lower back pain sever cramp kinda feeling with sharp pains its in middle of lower right side right of spine and between waist n ribs. No ?

Multiple causes: You must be examined to rule out any possible cause for this type of pain. Possible muscle pain/spasm, arthritic pain, kidney pain, nerve pain or underlying medical or metabolic causes. Make an appointment to be examined asap. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

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